Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hot and Spicy!

I was waiting for the Postie yesterday as Tracy from Creative Treasures was sending me some flowers and other bits and bobs to play with. In the envelope that landed on the doormat were flowers, ribbons, buttons and other lovely treasures from her deliciously bright Hot and Spicy July Flower Kit.

I wanted to play straight away and made a couple of cards so quickly that I shocked myself and had to go for a lie-down......

On the floor by the desk, waiting to be put away was a piece of hot pink card which was the perfect shade to go with the flowers - how lucky was that?
The flowers and both the orange and the pink ribbon used here are from the July Flower Kit. Those teeny weeny miniscule brads are from my stash.

My second card uses some papers from the BG Lemonade paper pad.

The Ricrac, buttons and pins, aswell as the flowers are from Tracy's July kit - the little oval sentiment was also in my DT bag of goodies, as were the diecut flowers - not sure if they are in the actual July kit or just some delish extras that Tracy added!

I love that little oval sentiment - they come on a card sheet of several different birthday messages that just pop out ready to use. The lettering is lovely and a whole lot easier than using rub-ons!. I inked the edges of this one then set it on a Nesties small scalloped oval backing piece.

Pins on cards bother me - probably because I get in a panic about pricked fingers and the like! But I do like to see them and every now and then I take my courage in both hands and use one. The Flower kit includes some lovely long pins this time - I put this one between the two card layers of the sentiment, added some tiny beads from my beady stash, and superglued them on, making sure that no sharp points could be felt.

I still have loads of flowers left of course - Tracy's kits are very generously stuffed with them, and definitely worth exploring - they are a lovely thing to treat yourself to whether you need more flowers or not lol
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Traceyr said...

A frenzy of flowers indeed Kathy!

I knew there was a reason for not tidy up - how else would the prefect piece of card be found if not lying around ready for you to use.

Gorgeous colours and well done on take the plunge and using a pin.

Kaz said...

Oooooooo just look at all those gorgeous flowers :O fab.

Great cards Kathy, I personally don't give a stuff about people pricking their fingers ha ha ha

Paula said...

beautiful cards...the colours are so bright and summery.

Angelnorth said...

Definitely hot and spicy, these looks great! Let me know if you ever want removable "clutches" for your pin ends so they can be used as little jewellery pieces and I'll dig out the details of where I tracked down the slimline ones (rather than the ones that look like earring backs).

Gillian said...

Hi Kathy :)

I've just had a lovely catch up on your beautiful blog!
I love what you've done with those scrumptious flowers, esp love the little pin with the beads, great idea about putting the little beads on the end!

Gez said...

Oooh the flowers looks lovely Kathy & so does your card. What brilliant summery colours.xx

Saskia said...

Lovely work, 'happy' colours!

Saskia :)